Call for Papers: Marathi Dalit Autobiographies

Call for Papers

Dear All,

It is my pleasure to inform you that I am planning a publication of an edited volume exclusively on Marathi Dalit autobiographies on various aspects of the lived experiences of the Marathi dalits. I request the interested research scholars, university teachers including Marathi dalit intellectuals to make contribution through their articles/papers for publication. Contributions may be sent within fifteen or twenty days from the date of the web-publication with a focus on the following themes.


  • Class, Caste and Gender
  • Dalit Subjectivity as Community
  • Dalit Self and Social Reality
  • Dalit Autobiography as a Genre
  • Marathi dalit feminism/patriarchy
  • Marathi dalit personal lived life indifferent genres
  • As a Voice of Protest
  • As a Challenge to Mainstream Autobiography
  • As Self Assertion for Equal Rights


Dr. J. Bheemaiah


Centre for Comparative Literature

School of Humanities

University of Hyderabad

Central University (post)

Gachibowli, Hyderabad

Telangana State, Pin Code: 500046

Email: /

Phone: 040-23133350/56, Mobile: 08332907767



Centre for Comparative Literature School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad ;



Ref: UH/SH/CCL/GF-2014/                                                                                                        Date: 01-04-2014

The Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Hyderabad, invites applications from eligible candidates for appointment as Guest Faculty during July-November 2014 for teaching compulsory/optional courses at the IMA (Integrated Masters) and MA levels. Those selected would be required to give an undertaking that they will honour their commitment for the whole semester before joining duty. Selected candidates are expected to participate in all activities of the Centre as well as take up responsibilities that may be assigned by the Director.

Courses Guest Faculty Positions Category
 “Comparative Indian Literature,” “Comparative Literature,”     04   OBC: 01
“Contemporary Approaches to Literature,” “Lyric Mode,” “Narrative
Mode,” “World Literatures: Colonial-Postcolonial Transactions,” SC: 01
“Cultural Studies,” “Translation Studies,” “Dissertation Writing,” ST: 01
“Language/Writing Skills,” “Comparative Literature and Methodology,” UR: 01
Criticism and Contemporary Theory,” etc.

Note:- The allotment of courses/workload will depend on available expertise as well as timetable exigencies.

Emolument: As per current University norms, Guest Faculty would be paid a consolidated monthly salary of Rs. 20,000/- for one course/4 hours per week or Rs. 30,000/- for two courses/8 hours per week. Also, as per F&A rules, 10% or 20%, respectively for those with and without PAN, may be deducted towards income tax, unless a certificate of exemption from a competent authority is submitted.

Qualification: Minimum qualification is 55% marks or an equivalent grade, from a recognized Indian/foreign University, in a postgraduate or equivalent degree in Comparative Literature OR in English/Indian Literatures OR in an allied discipline, like Cultural Studies or Translation Studies. Candidates with NET, teaching experience, scholarly publications in reputed journals/volumes and Ph.D./M.Phil. degrees in any of the above mentioned subjects would be preferred.

Application: Interested candidates are requested to post/submit their applications – along with 2 photographs, a detailed Curriculum Vitae and attested photocopies of all relevant certificates – in an envelope marked “Application for Guest Faculty: CCL” and addressed to: The Director, Centre for Comparative Literature, School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad, Dr. C.R. Rao Road, Central University P.O., Gachibowli, Hyderabad – 500046 on or before 21st (Monday) April 2014. While applications received after the due date will not be considered and the Centre/University will not be responsible for any postal delay, candidates may also email an advance copy of their applications to, with copy to

Interview:Unless otherwise re-notified, the interviews for the Guest Faculty posts will be held at 11amon 28th (Monday) April 2014 at the Centre for Comparative Literature. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.

(Notification issued with the approval of the VC, as per orders dated 31-03-2014.)

Director, Centre for Comparative Literature